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Spatio-temporal and species-specific variation in PBDE levels/patterns in British Columbia's coastal waters.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16219403     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Congener-specific levels of PBDEs were measured in the livers and some muscle tissues of Dungeness crab (Cancer magister), English sole (Pleuronectes vetulus) and spiny dogfish (Squalus acanthias). Highest concentrations (1,200-560 ng/g lipid) were found in crab collected near heavily urbanized areas (pop. approximately 0.3-1.8 million), followed by moderate levels at pulp/paper mills sites ( approximately 150 ng/g), and lowest levels occurred in areas that were somewhat removed from industrial/populated areas (< 24 ng/g). Temporal increases in total PBDEs and particularly in BDE-47 for Dungeness crab collected near pulp and paper and urbanized areas between 1994 and 2000 were observed. These correspond to Canadian and worldwide trends seen for PBDEs in biota. English sole and dogfish showed a pattern similar to that of the Columbia River whitefish samples, which corresponded closely to the patterns in the "penta" commercial mixture. Conversely, Dungeness crab were enriched in lower chlorinated PBDEs, particularly BDE-47 and BDE-49, compared to the fish and shark species from BC.
Michael G Ikonomou; Marc P Fernandez; Zachary L Hickman
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2005-10-10
Journal Detail:
Title:  Environmental pollution (Barking, Essex : 1987)     Volume:  140     ISSN:  0269-7491     ISO Abbreviation:  Environ. Pollut.     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-01-09     Completed Date:  2006-08-10     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8804476     Medline TA:  Environ Pollut     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  355-63     Citation Subset:  IM    
Marine Environmental Quality, Institute of Ocean Sciences, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, 9860 W. Saanich Road, Sidney, British Columbia V8L 4B2, Canada.
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MeSH Terms
Brachyura / chemistry*
British Columbia
Environmental Monitoring / methods
Geologic Sediments
Oceans and Seas
Polybrominated Biphenyls / analysis*
Principal Component Analysis
Species Specificity
Squalus acanthias*
Time Factors
Urban Health
Water Pollutants, Chemical / analysis*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Polybrominated Biphenyls; 0/Water Pollutants, Chemical

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